News from Kwarts

Boekpersoonlikheid van die week: Adrie F. Jooste

In 2012 het Adrie Jooste haar eerste boek die lig laat sien. Sedertdien het hierdie skrywer van geestelike boeke nie op haar laat wag nie en het sy nog vier titels publiseer. Kwarts Publishers is bevoorreg om deel van hierdie projekte te kon wees en het bietjie meer by Adrie oor haar passie gaan uitvind.

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Celebrating independent authors on National Women's Day

On 9 August we celebrated national Women’s Day! Pictured are just a few of the many phenomenal independent authors that have touched our lives with their writing. To all these amazing women -We salute your strength, talent, perseverance and ‘giving’ spirit! 

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Book personality of the week: Danie Markgraaff

Danie Markgraaff is an architect during the day and enthusiastic independent author in his spare time. He has published a number of novels and hopes to pursue writing full time after retirement in few years' time.  We asked him a few questions about what make him 'tick' as a person and as an author.

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Die Eiesinnige Kind skryf ‘n sprokie vir haar pa...

Die Kat met nege lewens: ’n Sprokie is die doodeerlike vertolking van ’n dogter se verhaal oor haar pa se inspirerende soektog na die graal, asook die kanker wat hulle albei bevry het en die band tussen hulle versterk het. Yolanda Faye Holden het onder die skrywersnaam Die Eiesinnige Kind, hierdie boek geskryf om saam te val met haar merkwaardige pa se 80ste verjaardag.

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Size matters: Consider your print options

When it comes to printing a novel, we have to consider the options with regards to the size of the printed book. In order to maximize your profits as an independent author, it is crucial to keep the unit price of your book as low as possible - without compromising on quality. Here are some helpful pointers from Kwarts Publishers.

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Proceeds of Happy Holidays Anthology helps in the fight against illiteracy in developing countries

The idea for Happy Holidays -Anthology of Short Stories, edited by “Books & Everything founder, Andrew Christie, and which includes diverse stories from fourteen authors, was not only to spread a little cheer over holidays but to raise funds for the fight against illiteracy in developing countries.

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'Happy Holidays' - Anthology in support of the World Literacy Foundation

Kwarts Publishers and ‘Books & Everything’ are teaming up to spread a little holiday cheer. We are putting together an anthology of new stories that reflect the happiness of the holiday season. And all to assist the World Literacy Foundation. We invite writers from near and far to submit short fiction that is funny or fun, or will just put a smile on the reader’s face. And it is all in aid of a good cause.

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Kwarts Publishers hosts Informative Seminar for Independent Authors

An informative seminar for independent authors will take place at Blue Valley Golf Estate Club House in Midrand on the 2nd of September 2017, presented by Kwarts Publishers and New Chapter Bookstore. If you are an aspiring author, planning to publish a book or you are a published author, you will benefit from the advice of professionals within the industry. This will also be an excellent opportunity to network with other independent authors and role players in the industry.

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Author participates in making music for Madiba today!

Hans Kilian, the author of a book called ‘Life of a Dock Rat’ which will be published through Kwarts Publishers, is one of 67 musicians taking part in a Mandela Day event organised by Smile 90.4 FM radio station.

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Retired field guide publishes book about life in the bush

‘My life in the Bush’ is a brand new publication from Kwarts Publishers. Retired field guide, Mark Penney spent 20 years working as a field guide and a tourist guide in various South African game parks and reserves, including the Kruger National Park and Pilanesberg.

Over the years he had some interesting experiences and decided to write a book sharing some of the stories of encounters with the unpredictable wildlife of Southern Africa.

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